Our local monarch was out "big-game hunting" in Botswana when he fell down and broke his femur in three pieces. They flew his idiot 74-year-old ass back home and stuck him at the head of the line for hip replacements. This is the fourth operation he's had in two years.
You know what he did in Botswana? He SHOT a FUCKING ELEPHANT. Just like George Orwell, but in slightly different circumstances. (The photo is from 2006).
This is ridiculous. It makes no sense at all to kill elephants, or to permit anyone to, even if rich fools like Juan Carlos are willing to come up with €30,000 for the pleasure of doing so.
Regular hunting I'm fine with as long as you eat what you shoot. Somebody's got to predate all the deer in Kansas. Not to mention the damn Canadian geese.
But shooting elephants just for fun? Fuck that.
Note: The king's idiot 13-year-old grandson, Froilán, nearly blew his foot off with a shotgun loaded for bird earlier this week. If I were the Bourbons I'd stay away from guns. Juan Carlos accidentally killed his younger brother with a pistol when they were teenagers. Anyway, the law in Spain says no one under 14 is allowed even to touch a gun.